14thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Lyon, France
August 25-29, 2013

Iterative Sinusoidal-Based Partial Phase Reconstruction in Single-Channel Source Separation

Mario Kaoru Watanabe, Pejman Mowlaee

Technische Universität Graz, Austria

Partial phase reconstruction based on a confidence domain has recently been shown to provide improved signal reconstruction performance in a single-channel source separation scenario. In this paper, we replace the previous binarized fixed-threshold confidence domain with a new signal-dependent one estimated by employing a sinusoidal model to be applied on the estimated magnitude spectrum of the underlying sources in the mixture. We also extend the sinusoidal-based confidence domain into Multiple Input Spectrogram Inversion (MISI) framework, and we propose to re-distribute the remixing error at each iteration on the sinusoidal-signal components. Our experiments on both oracle and estimated spectra show that the proposed method achieves improved separation results at a lower number of iterations, making it as a favorable choice for faster phase estimation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Watanabe, Mario Kaoru / Mowlaee, Pejman (2013): "Iterative sinusoidal-based partial phase reconstruction in single-channel source separation", In INTERSPEECH-2013, 832-836.